The proposed natural gas generation facility for Superior promises good things for our local economy.  The Nemadji Trail Energy Center will generate an estimated 525 to 550 megawatts of power while providing jobs to our area.

You can learn the details first-hand at an Open House scheduled for Thursday, September 7 at the Elks Lodge on Belknap in Superior.  Representatives from Minnesota Power and Dairyland Power Cooperative will host two events - one from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM and a second session from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.  The Open House will be informal, with no formal presentation scheduled - however, the project team will be on hand to answer any questions.

According to a release:

The proposed facility for Superior will provide flexible and efficient natural gas to enable the addition of more renewable energy resources such as wind and solar, and to deliver affordable and reliable power to consumers in the region.

To learn more, you can visit the Nemadji Trail Energy Center website, Minnesota Power, or Dairyland Power Cooperative.

The timeline for the plant involves regulatory applications and approval over the next few years, followed by construction in 2020 and operations by 2025.